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January 15 - Births

Calendar Date January 15th:
January 15th - Births:
1342 – Philip II - Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
1432 – King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
1481 – Ashikaga Yoshizumi - Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
1538 – Maeda Toshiie - Japanese general (d. 1599)
1622 – Molière - French playwright (d. 1673)
1671 – Abraham de la Pryme - English antiquarian (d. 1704)
1674 – Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon - French writer (d. 1762)
1716 – Philip Livingston - American founding father (d. 1778)
1747 – John Aikin - English doctor & writer (d. 1822)
1754 – Richard Martin - Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
1791 – Franz Grillparzer - Austrian writer (d. 1872)
1795 – Alexandr Griboyedov - Russian playwright (d. 1829)
1803 – Marjory Fleming - Scottish writer & poet (d. 1811)
1809 – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - French anarchist (d. 1865)
1812 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen - Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
1816 – Marie LaFarge - French murderer (d. 1852)
1824 – Marie Duplessis - French courtesan (d. 1847)
1834 – Samuel Arza Davenport - American politician (d. 1911)
1841 – Frederick Stanley - 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
1842 – Blessed Mary McKillop - Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
1842 – Josef Breuer - Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1925)
1850 – Mihai Eminescu - Romanian poet (d. 1889)
1850 – Sofia Kovalevskaya - Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
1850 – Leonard Darwin - son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943)
1855 – Jacques Damala - Greek military officer & actor (d. 1889)
1859 – Archibald Peake - Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1863 – Wilhelm Marx - Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
1866 – Nathan Söderblom - Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
1869 – Stanisław Wyspiański - Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
1869 – Ruby Laffoon - 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
1870 – Pierre S. du Pont - American businessman (d. 1954)
1872 – Arsen Kotsoyev - Russian writer (d. 1944)
1875 – Tom Burke - American runner (d. 1929)
1877 – Lewis Terman - American psychologist (d. 1956)
1878 – Johanna Müller-Hermann - Austrian composer & pedagogue (d. 1941)
1879 – Mazo de la Roche - Canadian author (d. 1961)
1882 – Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
1885 – Lorenz Böhler - Austrian physician (d. 1973)
1885 – Huang Yuanyong - Chinese writer (d. 1915)
1885 – Grover Lowdermilk - American baseball player (d. 1968)
1890 – Tommy Fleming - American soccer player (d. 1965)
1891 – Ray Chapman - American baseball player (d. 1920)
1891 – Osip Mandelstam - Russian poet (d. 1938)
1892 – Rex Ingram - Irish director (d. 1950)
1893 – Ivor Novello - Welsh composer & actor (d. 1951)
1895 – Artturi Ilmari Virtanen - Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1897 – Xu Zhimo - Chinese poet (d. 1931)
1899 – Goodman Ace - American actor (d. 1982)
1900 – William Heinesen - Faroese writer, poet & artist (d. 1991)
1902 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
1902 – Nazım Hikmet - Turkish poet (d. 1963)
1903 – Paul A. Dever - 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1905 – Torin Thatcher - English actor (d. 1981)
1905 – Kamatari Fujiwara - Japanese actor (d. 1985)
1906 – Aristotle Onassis - Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
1908 – Edward Teller - Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
1909 – Jean Bugatti - German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
1909 – Gene Krupa - American drummer (d. 1973)
1912 – Michel Debré - French politician (d. 1996)
1912 – Harry Hay - American gay rights activist (d. 2002)
1913 – Lloyd Bridges - American actor (d. 1998)
1913 – Miriam Hyde - Australian composer (d. 2005)
1913 – Alexander Marinesko - captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
1914 – Hugh Trevor-Roper - English historian (d. 2003)
1918 – João Figueiredo - President of Brazil (d. 1999)
1918 – Édouard Gagnon - Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 2007)
1918 – Gamal Abdal Nasser - President of Egypt (d. 1970)
1919 – Maurice Herzog - French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950
1920 – John Cardinal O'Connor - American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
1920 – Steve Gromek - American baseball player (d. 2002)
1921 – Frank Thornton - English actor
1922 – Sir Eric Willis - Australian politician (d. 1999)
1923 – Ivor Cutler - Scottish poet (d. 2006)
1923 – Lee Teng-hui - Taiwanese politician
1925 – Ruth Slenczynska - U.S. pianist
1926 – Florence Buchsbaum - French theater director (d. 1996)
1926 – Maria Schell - Austrian actress (d. 2005)
1927 – Phyllis Coates - American actress
1929 – Martin Luther King - Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
1930 – Eddie Graham - American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
1933 – Ernest J. Gaines - American author
1935 – Malcolm Frager - American pianist
1937 – Margaret O'Brien - American actress
1938 – Chuni Goswami - Indian footballer & cricketer
1939 – Tony Bullimore - English sailor & adventurer
1941 – Captain Beefheart - American musician & visual artist
1943 – Ashraf Aman - first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
1943 – Mike Marshall - American baseball player
1945 – Vince Foster - American lawyer (d. 1993)
1945 – William R. Higgins - USMC colonel (d. 1990)
1945 – Princess Michael of Kent - British royal
1947 – Andrea Martin - Canadian actress
1948 – Ronnie Van Zant - American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
1949 – Luis Alvarado - Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)
1949 – Panos Mihalopoulos - Greek actor
1950 – Marius Trésor - French footballer
1953 – Kent Hovind - American evangelist
1953 – Ta-Tanisha - American actress
1953 – Randy White - American football player
1954 – Nikos Sarganis - Greek footballer
1954 – Jose Dalisay - Jr., Filipino writer
1955 – Nigel Benson - English author
1956 – Mayawati - Indian politician
1956 – Marc Trestman - CFL head coach
1956 – Miki Fujimura - Japanese singer
1957 – Patrick Dixon - English entrepreneur
1957 – Marty Lyons - American football player
1957 – Mario Van Peebles - American actor
1958 – Boris Tadić - President of Serbia
1959 – Pete Trewavas - English musician
1959 – Sister Carol - Jamaican reggae singer
1959 – Pavle Kozjek - Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
1960 – Kelly Asbury - American director & actor
1960 – Aaron Jay Kernis - American composer
1961 – Yves P. Pelletier - Canadian comedian & film director
1962 – Creflo Dollar - American televangelist
1963 – Conrad Lant - English musician
1964 – Osmo Tapio Räihälä - Finnish composer
1965 – Maurizio Fondriest - Italian cyclist
1965 – Bernard Hopkins - American boxer
1965 – Adam Jones - American musician (Tool)
1965 – James Nesbitt - Northern Irish actor
1968 – Chad Lowe - American actor
1968 – Iñaki Urdangarín - Spanish royalty
1969 – Delino DeShields - American baseball player
1970 – Shane McMahon - American professional wrestler
1971 – Max Beesley - English musician & actor
1971 – Regina King - American actress
1972 – Christos Kostis - Greek footballer
1972 – Kobe Tai - American porn star
1972 – Claudia Winkleman - English television presenter
1973 – Essam El-Hadary - Egyptian footballer
1974 – Ray King - American baseball player
1975 – Edith Bowman - Scottish television & radio presenter
1975 – Mary Pierce - French tennis player
1976 – Corey Chavous - American football player
1976 – Scott Murray - Scotland rugby player
1978 – Eddie Cahill - American actor
1978 – Franco Pellizotti - Italian cyclist
1978 – Ryan Sidebottom - English Cricketer
1979 – Drew Brees - American football player
1979 – Ken Chu - Taiwanese singer-actor & taichi champ
1979 – Young Dro - American rapper
1979 – Michalis Morfis - Cypriot footballer
1979 – Martin Petrov - Bulgarian footballer
1980 – Matt Holliday - American baseball player
1981 – Howie Day - American singer
1981 – El Hadji Diouf - Senegalese footballer
1981 – Sean Lamont - Scottish rugby union footballer
1982 – Benjamin Agosto - American skater
1982 – Armando Galarraga - Venezuelan baseball player
1982 – Brett Lebda - American hockey player
1982 – Neil Nitin Mukesh - Indian actor
1982 – Prince Philip & Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
1983 – Jermaine Pennant - English footballer
1983 – Hugo Viana - Portuguese footballer
1984 – Megan Jendrick - American swimmer
1984 – Victor Rasuk - American actor
1985 – Kenneth Emil Petersen - Danish footballer
1985 – Rene Adler - German footballer
1986 – Fred Davis - American football player
1986 – Jessy Schram - American actress
1987 – Kelly Kelly - American WWE Diva
1987 – Greg Inglis - Australian rugby league player
1987 – Aria C Jalali - American musician
1987 – David Knight - English footballer
1987 – Michael Seater - Canadian actor
1988 – Sonny Moore - American musician From First to Last
1989 – Alexei Cherepanov - Russian hockey player (d. 2008)
1989 – Keiffer Hubbell - American ice dancer
1990 – Fernando Forestieri - Italian footballer


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